Sharp Galapagos tablet launches in Japan with WiMax and Honeycomb


Back in the summer, we reported on a mysterious 7-inch tablet from Sharp that went through the FCC. It was later announced for Japan, but no release date or price was given. Then, the 10-inch and 5-inch versions were cancelled, leaving the fate of the 7-inch device uncertain. However, today we have found some new images and more detailed specs from what appears to finally be a Japanese launch.

Most of the specifications remain consistent with previous reports, such as the Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, and dual cameras. Battery life is only average at about 7 hours, but the tablet is also relatively thin at about 11mm.

This release also touts some new features, like WiMax and HDMI, that we did not know about before. Also demonstrated was special compatibility with Sharp television sets, as well as a Galapagos content store with video, magazines, and even newspaper delivery.

Unfortunately, price and US release information still evades us, but if you are in Japan (or just especially interested in this tablet) then this is still good news.

[AV Watch via SlashGear]
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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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